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Handicapped access to the Minn/Blue Earth/other rivers

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Hi everyone,

I'm normally a lake fisher, but have recently started to fish on the Minnesota, Blue Earth and Watonwan. The lakes seem to have dried up and the rivers still give up fish - you may not want what you catch, but at least you're catching something and that's what the sport is all about.

Anyway, when I go lake fishing, I usually take my brother with me. He is officially handicapped. He has a walker and can walk short distances and then needs to sit down in a fairly stable area. This works fine on lake docks but there is no question of river walking or whatever.

We've gone on a couple trips to the river with no luck.

I'm wondering what you people might recommend. Basically, I'm looking for:

1. An access that is easy to get to and at least a small area that is relatively flat and I guess that isn't too crowded or busy.

2. There is at least a half-decent chance of catching some fish AT the access. We don't care what kind of fish - anything - carp, sucker, buffalo, or even walleye cool.gif

3. I'm willing to travel up to 40 miles away from Mankato.

The bigee is where can you catch some fish right off the public access.

Thank you very much.


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Minnecon park in New Ulm has a flat area to sit, the whole boat landing area would be fine for him, the carp are just starting to pick up down there, sheepies and cats will always bite on a crawler.

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